Pilar Cortez
Pilar Cortez
Key information
Status Alive
Profession US Navy Sailor
Allegiance USS Colorado
Relationships Marcus Chaplin - Commanding officer
Sam Kendal - Superior officer
Josh Brannan - crew mate
Behind the scenes
Portrayed by Jessica Camacho
Season 1
First episode "Captain"
Last episode "Controlled Flight Into Terrain"
Appearances 10 episodes (see below)
Pilar Cortez is an unruly female member of the Colorado crew.


USS Colorado Executive Officer Sam Kendal questions Reynolds and Cortez about sexist behavior from other crew members. They have no complaints.

The crew dance to "La Bamba" to celebrate crossing the equator. Cortez dons a leather jacket and a pair of sunglasses for the occasion, putting the shades on Captain Chaplin as she dances. Their revels are cut short by an incoming fire order. Chaplin authenticates the order but is dubious of it's origin; rather than coming from Washington it was sent via Antartica, a route that is only supposed to be used if Washington is compromised. As they prepare to fire, Kendal suggests that they check the situation and they are surprised to find American television broadcasting as normal. Chaplin radios Washington for confirmation of the order. Chief Joseph Prosser is quick to remind him that breaking radio silence is against protocol but Chaplin proceeds regardless.

Chaplin gets a response from Deputy Secretary of Defense William Curry; he is relieved of his command and Kendal is told to proceed. When Kendal also asks for confirmation the SEALs storm the command room to try to force the crew to follow the order. Their action is cut short when the USS Illinos fires on the Colorado. The sub is able to dive before impact but still sustains damage and crashes onto the ocean floor. Once the sub is running again they take refuge on the island Sainte Marina to regroup. Cortez and Petty Officer Josh Brannan are kidnapped by Mayor Julian Serrat after disembarking.[1]

Later, it is revealed that Cortez was a sleeper agent onboard the Colorodo  and has been taking to Curry via a hidden radio site.




Behind the scenesEdit

Pilar Cortez is a minor character in the first season. She is played by guest star Jessica Camacho.


Season One Appearances
"Captain" "Blue on Blue" "Eight Bells" "Voluntold" "Skeleton Crew"
"Another Fine Navy Day" "Nuke It Out" "Big Chicken Dinner" "Cinderella Liberty" "Blue Water"
"Damn the Torpedoes" "The Pointy End of the Spear" "Controlled Flight Into Terrain"